| Why should you study Immunology and Cancer at UNIL ?
| Specific training objectives
| Structure of the study plan
| Acquired skills
| Career prospects
At the end of the course the students will be able to:
• Mobilise theoretical and practical knowledge in immunology and oncology.
• Systematically analyse fundamental and clinical problems in immunology and cancer biology, including diseases related to the immune system or cell transformation, drug development and treatments.
• Apply modern research techniques in immunology and oncology to solve cutting edge research questions.
CIIL: Center of Immunity and Infection Lausanne-Epalinges (Link to the map). At the nord terminus of the metro M2 line. Since september 2014: Renovated buildings and labs.
Under one roof : Department of Immunobiology; CHUV Research labs; Department of Oncology, WHO, Swiss Vaccine Research Institute
Open since 2019: Agora translational cancer research center (on the hospital site / CHUV-Bugnon) with an additional 300 scientists and clinicians.
1st Semester: Overview of basic concepts as well as in depth lectures
Biology of Cancer (12h):
First-step research projects : A wide and diverse choice of laboratories (List of host labs)
2nd Semester: Lectures
Practical work :
Molecular and cellular biology (Mass spectrometry analysis, peptide-based cellular assays), whole tissue analysis (advanced flow cytometry, virtual histological analysis), e-learning exercises (e.g., explore a clinical case and learn about the manifestations of a disease as well as the tricky identification and treatment; read an annotated publication and propose the follow-up experiments).
This semester is characterized by a lot of interactive teaching, group work, writing and defense of a grant proposal (on your master thesis project), and finally the start of your master thesis work.
For more information, please consult the Plan of Study and detailed Courses schedules.
Listen to what a past student had to say about our course (in French with english subtitles).
3rd Semester: Learn the work at the bench and within a team.
Discover the fascinating world of ‘research’ where you test a novel hypothesis, venture into the unknown and try to expand our current knowledge on that topic. You can find all host laboratories here.
The skills learned in this program will be useful for many different professions that you may choose in your future career.
Academic career: Basic research, Translational research, Clinical research (in immunology, infectious diseases, vaccinology, cancer), Teaching of biological sciences and biomedical sciences
UNIL PhD program in Cancer and Immunology
Non-academic field: Research in the industry, Science Management, Granting agencies, Scientific journals, Regulation agencies, Patents, Clinical trials, Finances/Investment banking
Our aim : Give you a good training, transmit our fascination for research, and give you the best tools for obtaining an exciting job!
© Luther lab - Unil | © DB - Unil
Immunology & Cancer track (2724 Ko)
Prof. S. Luther
Dpt. of Immunobiology
In charge of the Immunology & Cancer track
Ch. des Boveresses 155
Tel. +41 21 692 56 78
For any administrative question (e.g. registration, equivalencies, etc.) : please contact the School of Biology.